Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Holocaust Butterfly Pattern - Crochet

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This pattern is relatively simple but you will need to work in reverse for the opposite wings, otherwise they will both be the wrong way around, hopefully this makes sense. One of the wings will be the correct way up and the opposite one will be upside down, if you don‘t work in reverse. The butterfly is a great stash buster and you can use a variety of oddments to make it up.

This pattern is offered and made available for personal use only. If you wish to reproduce this pattern any way please contact me or make sure that reference is made to the original author’s blog http://www.goodtimesithinkso.blogspot.com/ Thank you

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Materials:
10 different colours in very small amounts - DK was used here.
(approx. 25g weight)
Hook 4.5mm US G or 6/7
Darning Needle
Stitch marker or safety pin if required.

C1 - Dusky Pink
C2 - Aqua
C3 - Baby Pink
C4 - Mauve
C5 - Lavender
C6 - Blue Tweed
C7 - China Blue
C8 - Aubergine
C9 - Aqua Mix
C10 - Jade

Stitches:
Ch - chain
SC- throughout (UK) dc - throughout (US)
SL ST - slip stitch
inc - Increase - by crocheting 2 stitches into 1 st.
dec - Decrease - by crocheting two Sts together.

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Body
The body of the butterfly is worked in a continuous oval, work around the oval.

Using C1 - Chain 15, turn to begin.

1St Round - SC into second ST in chain, SC x 12, SC three times into next ST, x12, SC twice into next ST.

2nd Round - Changer Colour C2, place a stitch marker in at this point, if required. SC into next ST, SC twice into the next ST, SC x 11, SC twice into the next ST, SC x2, SC twice into next ST, SC x11, SC twice into next ST, SC x2

3rd Round - Change colour C3, SC twice into next ST, SC x13, SC twice into next ST, SC twice into next ST, SC x 14, SC twice into next ST 2

4th Round - twice into the next ST, SC x15, Sl ST, Fasten off. Leave a tail and sew in.,

Wings

Both wings are alike. Begin with the right side wing and work in colour changes as shown. When you complete 1st colour on the right hand wing then work that row/s on the left hand side in reverse. For example - Rows 1 & 2 same colour. Once complete transfer yarn to opposite sides and work Rows 1 & 2 reading the stitches in reverse order. This seems complicated but isn’t really once he pattern starts to take shape.

Row 1 - Join new colour of yarn C1, on either side. SC x 14, Ch 1, turn

Row 2 - SC x 4, SC twice into next two ST (inc.), SC x3, Skip next ST and SC 2nd ST (dec.), SC x2, double SC into next ST (inc). 1 SC,

Now working on the opposite wing fasten on colour 1 and work the above rows in reverse.

Row 3 - CC C4, Ch 1, SC x 10, SC into second ST, (dec). SC x3, SC twice into final stitch (inc), turn

Row 4 - CH 1, SC x 5, (dec) 1 (SC into second ST), SC x 4, (Inc) SC twice into next two stitches, SC x 2 Ch 1, turn

Now working on the opposite wing fasten on colour 4 and work the above rows in reverse.

Row 5 - CC C5, SC twice into next ST (inc), SC x 3, SC twice into next ST (inc), SC, SC twice into next ST (inc), SC x 4, SC twice into final ST (inc), turn.

Row 6 - CC C6, SC twice into next 3 Sts (inc), SC x3, (dec) x 2, SC twice into next four Sts (inc), SC x4, SC twice into next ST (inc), Chain 1 turn.

Now working on the opposite wing fasten on colours 5 and then 6 and work the above rows in reverse.

Row 7 - SC x 16, (dec) 1, SC x 8, SC three times into next ST (inc), Ch, Turn.

Row 8 - CC C7 - SC X7, SC twice into next two Sts (inc), SC X2, (dec) 1, SC X3, SC twice into next five Sts (inc). SC X7, SC twice into next ST (inc), Ch, turn.

Now working on the opposite wing fasten on colour 7 and the 8 work the above rows in reverse.

Row 9 - SC x 20, (dec) x 2, SC X11, Ch1, turn

Row 10 - CC C8 - SC X11, SC twice into the next two Sts (inc), SC X7, SC twice into each of the following five Sts (inc), SC X6, Ch1, turn

Now working on the opposite wing fasten on colours 8 and then 9 work the above rows in reverse.

Row 11 - SC second ST in (dec), SC X21, (dec) 1, SC X1, Slip St, bind off - mid wing.

Row 12 - Join new CC C9 at bottom of the wing - SC second ST in, SC X10, (dec) x 2, SC X20, Ch 1, turn

Now working on the opposite wing fasten on colour 4 and work the above rows in reverse.

Row 13 - SC second ST in (dec), SC X18, (dec) 1, SC 1, SL ST, Bind off

Row 14 - Join CC C3, Ch 1, SC into second ST (dec), SC x 21, (dec) 1, SC X5, Ch1, turn

Row 15 - SC x4, (dec) 1, SC X21, Bind off.

Now working on the opposite wing fasten on colours 9 then 3 and work the above rows in reverse.

Before completing last row sew all ends in.

Row 16 - CC C10, SC around the entire butterfly use SC twice into a stitch at all turns on the wings.

* Please email me any corrections that you may discover.

Find my Handmade Silver Crochet or Knitting Stitch Markers here

Crochet http://goodtimesithinkso.blogspot.com/2009/09/crochet-stitch-markers.html Knitting http://goodtimesithinkso.blogspot.com/2009/09/knitting-stitch-markers.html

4 comments:

valerie said...

thank you for such a beautiful and lovely bright butterfly pattern. I will crochet one for the holocaust butterfly project.
God bless you.
love and hugs in Jesus.

The Sunroom said...

Valerie,
Than you for taking the time to comment and I'm glad that you have committed to making a buterfly.
Best Wishes

Gina K said...

Love the butterfly! Love the purpose behind it too!

The Sunroom said...

Gina,
Glad you finally found your way here and thank you. I hope that you will be able to make a butterfly.